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Esports firm ESL ‘on standby’ for more banter after being mistaken for football’s European Super League: “It was such a surprise for our social media team!”

The so-called European Super League has dominated headlines and conversations across the world this week – and given ESL’s social media team an unexpected headache in the process. The proposed breakaway football league was to adopt a US-style franchise model with 20 clubs across Europe taking part, including English Premier League sides Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United and Man City, but plans for the league are up in the air after clubs dropped out following fan backlash. Continue reading Esports firm ESL ‘on standby’ for more banter after being mistaken for football’s European Super League: “It was such a…

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EA bans FIFA player for life after they sent racial abuse to footballer Ian Wright

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:55 GMT This follows the teenager being spared a conviction in a court ruling this week. Publisher Electronic Arts has issued a lifetime ban to a FIFA player who sent racial abuse to the footballer Ian Wright.As reported by Eurogamer, 18-year-old Patrick O’Brien lost a game in FIFA Ultimate Team last year while they were using the Ian Wright icon card. So, they did the only logical thing: send the real Ian Wright a load – 20 messages – of racist abuse via Instagram in May 2020. The case obviously went to court,…

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Interview with British freestyle football champion Andrew Henderson on joining gaming platform Bast and his freestyle career: ‘Overcoming the adversity of my injury made me more determined to become world champion’

Andrew Henderson suffered a serious leg injury at age 16, before going on to become one of the world’s best freestyle footballers. Now, he’s on new gaming platform Bast where fans can play against him online. But what’s his history in gaming and freestyle and how did his career lead him to collabs with Ronaldo, Messi and more? Dominic Sacco asks him in this interview. Please tell us about yourself and how you got into freestyle football. I grew up in Cornwall, now live in London. I have always played sport and played some many different sports growing up. I…